Bayview, San Francisco
The Bayview HEAL Zone is a network of community partners working together to make healthy choices the easy choice for Bayview residents. Our goal is to help prevent diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that often result from being overweight or obese.
The HEAL Zone Community Action Plan (CAP) was created by Bayview residents and includes several different activities and strategies aimed at helping people eat better and move more by focusing on:
- Lowering calorie consumption
- Increasing fresh fruits and vegetables consumption
- Increasing physical activity in community settings, such as parks, and safe routes for walking and biking
- Increasing physical activity in institutional settings, such as schools and work sites
The Bayview HEAL Zone brings together community residents with a network of partner organizations, including:
- The Bayview YMCA
- SEFA and SEFA Food Guardians
- Bayview Hunters Point Foundation
- City of Dreams
- Parks 94124
- Third Street Youth Services
- The Providence Baptist Church
- The Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
- The Boys and Girls Club
- The Black Coalition on AIDS
- San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
By working together, we can make lasting, positive changes in Bayview’s social and physical environments.
We invite and welcome individuals, groups and organizations to join the Bayview HEAL Zone and the fight against obesity.
Bayview HEAL Zone Action Fund
The Bayview HEAL Zone is excited to provide Action Fund support to these 5 healthy eating and active living projects in our community:
- Arthur H. Coleman Foundation's Get-Moving, Get Well Project -- Engaging 4 Bayview churches in Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Workshops and supporting church-wide Wellness Policies
- Bayview Opera House's Dare 2 Dream Health Project -- Integrating fresh food and active living with inspiring arts-based youth programs and developing a healthy social marketing campaign during the Dare 2 Dream Summer Program and throughout the school year
- BVHP YMCA's Community Health Ambassadors Project -- Educating, engaging and developing the leadership of Carver Elementary School parents around healthy eating and active living
- POWER and SF Bike Coalition's Bayview Community Bike Builds Project -- Refurbishing 250 unclaimed bicycles to be used in the community for everyday active transportation
- Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church's Moving Towards a Better Me Project -- Creating opportunities for youth to get active and be healthy during summer camp and throughout the year
Bayview HEAL Zone mobilizes residents, community based organizations and churches to improve and activate MLK/Bayview Park!
Contact Andrea Tacdol at (415) 822-7500 x29 for more information.
Bayview HEAL Zone and Food Guardian Corner Store Transformations Lead to City-Wide Legislation
With succesful healthy retail transformations of two corner stores in the Bayview and one more scheduled for October, the Food Guardians have inspired and laid the groundwork for a citywide Healthy Food Retailer Ordinace. The Ordinance was introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, and was finally approved this month. The legislation will create a Healthy Retailer Incentive Program in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) that will help coordinate current healthy retail efforts in the city offering stores technical assistance, retail assessment, help with permitting, and small loans and grants. You can learn more about the legislation here:
Redesigning Stores to Offer Fresh Produce
After more than a year of planning, the Food Guardians – in partnership with their SF Department of Public Health sponsors and grocery specialists Sutti & Associates – redesigned Lee’s Food Market, from just another store selling alcohol, tobacco and soda, into an oasis for fresh produce.
The Food Divide
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